MICHAEL HAS PROBABLY been wondering if these pages would ever see the light of day on this blog. Well, Michael (and the rest of you): rest assured that if you send a page, I’ll eventually get it posted. I’ve actually had a heavy run of pages lately, so these got pushed back a few weeks. And there are another few from Michael still in the bucket.
Overall, a god package. A few points:
1. How come the mug shot of one player (Surujnauth) is not placed with the others? Is there a reason why he receives special attention?
2. I really like the angle on the lead photo. It gives us all seven players without it becoming horizontally unwieldy. Good thinking there. But…is there a reason why the photo is tilted? Please don’t tell me “visual interest.” I could put a big red circle in the photo and that would give it visual interest. Or I could run it upside down and that would give it visual interest. So…why tilted?
3. Widow at the top of the last leg on the bottom package.
1. I like the use of the large photo here. Wonderful impact.
2. Not sure I’d have boxed off the story and photo at bottom. Almost makes them seem like a separate package. Perhaps just a drop shadow behind the bottom package would have been better.
3. Why the lower case “b” on “big” in the headline?
4. Good job handling the caption on the lead photo, though the last sentence in the caption is somewhat redundant to the lower headline.
1. The soccer ball and the shot appear as afterthoughts here. Too bad they couldn’t have been worked into the lead photo…or was that photos something you downloaded?
2. The package on the left is nicely done—except for the round corners on the gray screen, which I find dated and distracting.
3. The space above the left package keeps drawing my eye. Yes, I’d call it trapped white space. The black vertical bar along the left edge of that package is also distracting. Why does it extend above the gray box? This is all confusing.